[1-News-Head]

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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

"Get your cold beer..." at most ANY Civic Center event now, thanks to a new A-B-C Officer's ruling.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And 30 students on an out-of-state fieldtrip are treated for injuries.

[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]

Tonight on News 7 sports - JJ Redick and Blue Devils get ready for Kansas, while UVa's Tom Hagan gets ready for surgery.
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[VO-NAT]

and Roanoke's Jason Jaffray is named to the ECHL's all-rookie team this afternoon.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


A quick shower today and some cooler air on the backside. The forecast features more clouds. We will explain and have the midweek Weatherschool in a few moments.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 at six is next.
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[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=Video Open]



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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The prospect of beer and wine at more Roanoke Civic Center events brought vocal opposition.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


But tonight the city of Roanoke has the approval of the State ABC Department
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[Civic-Center ]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-04 TC50:46]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


A month after a high-profile hearing, a state ABC officer has ruled that the city of Roanoke should receive a new license for expanded alcohol sales at the civic center.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

[***NEWS 7 @ 6 in MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keiht-Shannon & JoeD /Newsroom Pod;]


Joe Dashiell has been covering the controversy, and is in the newsroom tonight with more on this late-breaking decision.
[LIVE= JoeD /FULL Newsroom ]
[SUPER=@joe1;]


Keith and Shannon.... the city currently has the authority to serve beer at professional sporting events, and officials said they need the expanded authority to attract patrons and promoters to the venue.
But the license application also raised strong opposition from critics who questioned the civic center's record and its ability to control alcohol sales in the future.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape]


Hearing officer Michael Oglesby concluded that the objections were not substantiated.
He said the civic center management and staff have developed reasonable procedures to ensure that alcoholic beverages are available in a controlled environment.
He said there was insufficient evidence to establish that violations of state ABC law would result from the issuance of the new license.
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[LIVE= JoeD /FULL Newsroom Pod]


We received a copy of Oglesby's decision within the hour, and haven't had an opportunity to guage the reaction.

[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon& JoeD /NEwsroom Pod;]


But keith and Shannon, opponents will have to something to say about it... While the city is now free to move forward with beer and wine at more of events, an appeal of this decision is certainly possible.

[Abbott-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-11 TC18:33]
[GRAPHIC=Bus Accident]


Students from a Franklin County Middle School are close to home tonight after a North Carolina field trip ended with minor injuries.
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[TAKE MAP FULL]
More than thirty students and several adults were taken to the hospital after their bus was involved in an accident on Interstate 85.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Concord, NC]


Sixth graders from Benjamin Franklin Middle School were on their way to Discovery Place, a science museum in Charlotte.
They were driving south on Interstate 85, when one of the buses rear-ended a tractor-trailer.
The NorthEast Medical Center treated 33 children and seven adults, for what a spokesman described as "very minor injuries."
Only one person required an x-ray, and the film revealed no broken bones.
The spokesman says the students and adults left the hospital in fine shape, and they were expected at the middle school a few minutes ago.
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[Lynchburg-Wreck]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-06 TC52:00]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


Two multi-car pileups closer to home injured three people and blocked traffic on the Lynchburg Expressway for more than an hour this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Police say traffic was slowing down to avoid the first accident when a beer truck slammed into several vehicles, ending up on top of this white pickup.
The pickup's occupants: 27-year-old Robert Jones and 21-year-old Amber House were taken to Lynchburg General Hospital.. their injuries were "not" considered life-threatening.
Authorities don't expect to file any charges against any of the drivers involved.
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[Iraq-Latest]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=War in Iraq]


About a thousand Army paratroopers successfully landed in Iraq's Kurdish territory in the north today.
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[VO-NAT]


A week into the war, Coalition forces have advanced more than 200 miles into Iraq and are closing in on Baghdad.
The fighting could soon get tougher.
Some military officials say a huge convoy of Saddam Hussein's elite Republican Guard is moving south from the Iraqi capitol.
So far, 24 Americans have been killed and 19 wounded.
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[Homeland-security]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-02 TC1:31:42]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


The war in Iraq is taking its toll on Virginia's police force.
[SS=Terror Alert]


That has some concerned about homeland security.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Richmond]


52 state troopers recently left the force after being called to active duty.
Virginia State Police officials say they could lose as many as 90 troopers.
That many officers also serve in the reserves or guard.
The shortage of troopers and new expectations over the length of the war have some concerned.
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[SOT 14:53:44]
[IN Q=SHOULD WE LOSE NINETY]

((COL. GERALD MASSENGILL/STATE POLICE SUPERINTENDENT; SHOULD WE LOSE NINETY CERTAINLY WE'D HAVE TO GO BACK AND AS I SAID LOOK AT REASSIGNMENT OF SOME OF OUR PEOPLE FOR SHORT PERIODS. I THINK THE DIFFICULTY WOULD REALLY COME IF WE WOULD LOSE NINETY TROOPERS FOR A PROLONGED PERIOD FOR A YEAR OR TWO THEN WE WOULD REALLY HAVE TO GO BACK AND LOOK AT REORGANIZATION.))
[SUPER=201-Col. Gerald Massengill/State Police Superintendent]
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[OUT Q=LOOK AT REORGANIZATION.]
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[VO-NAT]


State police say they are shifting officers around to handle the vacancies.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


The fight over Virginia's estate tax hit close to home for one area family.
See what it's done to their family farm next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And a so-far warm and wet spring could mean lots of mosquitos and more cases of West Nile Virus.
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[Estate-Tax]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-53 TC1:56:44]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


A Republican backed bill to eliminate a tax on estates worth a million dollars or more may end with Governor Warner's veto.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

The bill passed both houses of the General Assembly, but Warner may have enough Democratic support to sustain his veto made earlier this week. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 FS***]
[Toss Across=Keith-Shannon & Rachel Pulpit;]

Business Reporter Rachel Cannon has more on this, Rachel? Keith and Shannon, the way it works now, family owned businesses and farms will be taxed when it's passed on in the family.
[LIVE= Rachel /FULL Pulpit]
[SUPER=@Rachel1;]

Supporters of the tax say it affects few, wealthy estates. People who want to get rid of its say the tax hurts small businesses and is driving family farms out of business.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=NATS cows]
[SUPER=03-Chilhowie; :00]
[SUPER=01-Andy Overbay/Farm Owner; :24]
[SUPER=@markWarner; 1:25]
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[OUT Q=OVERALL TAX REFORM NEXT YEAR.]

((((NATS 00:23:13 SHE THINKS WE'RE UP THERE TO FEED HER -MOOO)) Narissa is one of only two animals left on the Overbay Farm in Chilhowie. Not long ago, the land was home to 90-milking holsteins, burley tobacco and acres of hay. But when owners David and June Overbay started setting up their wills to pass it on to their sons, the estate tax hit home.
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[SOT 00:04:44]
[IN Q=we were]

((ANDY OVERBAY/FARM OWNER; WE WERE RIGHT ON THE VERY EDGE OF HAVING NO INHERITANCE TAX WHATSOEVER AND HAVING 335-THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR INHERITANCE TAX.))
[OUT Q=INHERITANCE.]

Andy Overbay says to avoid the burden and after deciding against incorporation, his parents reduced their assets.
He says it was like being punished for being successful. His Dad bought the small farm when he was a tractor mechanic in the 1950's. From there it grew ... into The American Dream.
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[SOT 00:06:48]
[IN Q=we had]

((WE HAD A LOT OF ASSETS BUT YOU KNOW THE OLD SAYING THAT FARMERS LIVE POOR AND DIE RICH IS VERY TRUE I MEAN MY WIFE AND I WERE LIVING ON 10-THOUSAND-4-HUNDERD DOLLARS A YEAR.))
[OUT Q=A YEAR.]

They now work outside the farm for their income while his Dad continues to produce and profit from a limited amount of hay and tobacco. Governor Warner, who vetoed the repeal bill, says the state needs to protect farmers from not being able to pass on their operations, but that now is not the right time.
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[SOT 15:32:06]
[IN Q=when the state]

((GOV. MARK WARNER/(D) VIRGINIA; WHEN THE STATE IS FACING UNPRECEDENTED SHORTFALLS, WHEN WE'VE HAD TO CUT PROGRAMS LIKE AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION AGENTS THAT HELP FARMERS RIGHT NOW THAT THE TIME TO REFORM THE ESTATE TAX IS IN THE CONTEXT OF OVERALL TAX REFORM NEXT YEAR.))
[OUT Q=NEXT YEAR.]))
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[LIVE= Rachel /FULL Pulpit]

Lawmakers return to Richmond April 2nd to act on bills that the Governor has amended or rejected.
[Toss Across=Keith-Shannon & Rachel /Pulpit;]

Keith and Shannon, with Democratic support for the veto, changes to the tax may have to wait for larger tax structure reform.

[West-Nile]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=03-01 TC1:21:16]
[GRAPHIC=Wes nile Virus]


The recent rain and warm temperatures have made for a good breeding ground for mosquitos.
And that means the threat of the West Nile Virus.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


Last year, dozens of birds and mosquito pools tested positive for the virus. And there was a human case in Roanoke County.
That's why health officials say it's important to protect yourself.
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[SOT 3:00]
[IN Q=You get it basically from a bite it's not transfered]

((KATHY HIGHFILL: YOU GET IT BASICALLY FROM A BITE. IT'S NOT TRANSFERRED PEOPLE TO PEOPLE. SO YOU'RE CONCERNED ABOUT MOSQUITOS. YOU WANT TO PREVENT ANY TYPE OF MOSQUITO HABITAT BREEDING. THAT'S BASICALLY ANYTHING AS SIMPLE AS A FLOWER POT WITH STANDING WATER))
[SUPER=01-Kathy Highfill/Environmental Health Specialist]
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[OUT Q=flower pot with standing water]
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[VO-NAT]


Only one out of a hundred people bitten by an infected mosquito will contract the virus.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=HOLD]


To protect yourself experts say it's important to wear insect repellent and long, loose, light-colored clothing.

[Ratcliff]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=02-55 TC1:48:22]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Five years after surgery to restore her sight a Roanoke woman is looking to the future.
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[VO-NAT :13]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Judy Ratcliff today celebrated the anniversary of the implantation of a tube to relieve pressure on her left eye. The glaucoma patient also underwent a corneal transplant. She'd been virtually blind since her late teens.
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[SOT 17:19:11-17:19:26]
[IN Q=I'm celebrating today I got through this.]

((JUDY RATCLIFF/EYE SURGERY PATIENT: I'M CELEBRATING TODAY I GOT THROUGH THIS. I'M HAPPY. ONE OF THE THINGS I'M CELEBRATING IS I'M OFF ALL THE DANGEROUS GLAUCOMA MEDICATIONS THAT CAN REALLY WRECK YOU AFTER TWENTY OR THIRTY YEARS.)) ((DR. FRANK COTTER/OPHTHALMOLOGIST: I THOUGHT THAT THERE WAS A VERY SMALL CHANCE THAT SHE'D BE ABLE TO DO THIS WELL. AND SHE IS DEFINITELY DOING AS GOOD AS POSSIBLY COULD HAVE BEEN HOPED FOR.))
[SUPER=01-Judy Ratcliff/Eye Surgery Patient; :02]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Frank Cotter/Ophthalmologist; :14]
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[OUT Q=as possibly could have been hoped for.]
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[VO-NAT :10]

Ratcliff has vision in only her left eye but says it's improved over the years. She hopes to go back to school and become a lobbyist for the medical field.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It was another choppy trading session as the market reacted to news from the frontlines. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-y/50.35/8229.88/y/3.56/1387.45;]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The DOW dropped 50 points.
NASDAQ fell four.
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[Hancock-Clark]
[NEWSCAST=]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=03-03 TC1:29:57]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Lewis and Clark. Arguably the most famous explorers in American history.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


They were both from Virginia.
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=Lewis & Clark]

And one of them married a young girl from Fincastle.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=William Clark's first...]
[SUPER=03-Fincastle; :00]
[SUPER=01-Gene Crotty/Author; :29]
[RUNS=2:45]
[OUT Q=...he died.]

(( William Clark's first wife was raised amid the comforts of wealth and privilege on a 294-acre farm, called "Santillane" on the edge of Fincastle. She was the third of five children born to Colonel George Hancock. He was a Member of Congress, the first Congressman from Botetourt County. Judith Hancock had apparently made an impression on Clark well before he set out to find a northwest waterway to the Pacific.
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[SOT 14:51:035]
[IN Q=]

((WHEN HE CAME TO THIS BEAUTIFUL STREAM IN WESTERN MONTANA, HE TOLD HIS TRAVELING COMPANION, MERIWETHER LEWIS, I'M GOING TO NAME THIS STREAM AFTER JUDITH HANCOCK OF FINCASTLE, VIRGINIA.)) [RUNS:17]
[OUT Q=]

It was Lewis who wrote in his diary that Judith's River was "wider than the Missouri." Exactly HOW the couple met is now shrouded in the mist of history.
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[SOT 14:51:27]
[IN Q=]

((THE MYSTERY COME ABOUT: WHERE DID HE MEET WITH HER AND WHY WAS HE SO CHARMED BY HER. Because he would have been, what, 20 years her senior? 20 YEARS, YES, HE'D HAVE BEEN 31, AND SHE'D HAVE BEEN 11.)) [RUNS:15]
[OUT Q=]

Local lore has it that it was on one of Clark's trips to visit an old Army buddy in this area that he came upon young Judith riding on horseback with her cousin. They say the chivalrous infantryman went to their aid when the girls' horses balked at crossing a stream.
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[SOT 14:36:37 pans off us]
[IN Q=]

((THE OLD ROAD GOING WEST CAME RIGHT THROUGH MY LAND, RIGHT THROUGH HERE, GOING WEST.)) [RUNS:09]
[OUT Q=]

Gene Crotty has written a book on the "Visits of Lewis & Clark to Fincastle." William Clark and Meriwether Lewis were certainly national heroes, but Crotty feels Judith- -or Julia- -as she preferred to be called in adulthood- -was a heroine in her own right- -leaving the comforts of Fincastle to help her husband establish a home in the untamed French outpost of St. Louis.
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[SOT 15:03:15]
[IN Q=]

((BUT JUST THE TRIPS BACK AND FORTH MUST HAVE BEEN VERY HARD ON HER.)) [RUNS:06]
[OUT Q=]

By the last time she returned for a visit, she had 5 children ranging in age from 10 to 7 months. Colonel Hancock had moved to Elliston where he'd completed another mansion called "Fotheringay." Santillane burned to the ground in 1812. It was here Julia Hancock Clark died of breast cancer at the age of 28.
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[SOT 15:05:55]
[IN Q=]

((APPARENTLY HER FATHER WAS SO CLOSE TO HER THAT ONCE SHE DIED, {cut out about 5 or 6 secs of stumbles and pause} HE WAS SO UPSET, HE LIVED ABOUT EIGHT OR NINE DAYS LATER AND HE DIED.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=he died.]))
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[V/O-NAT ] Father and daughter are buried in a large pyramid-shaped tomb behind the house.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]

Coming up tonight on the Big 7 Jaffray gets an ECHL honor, We'll hear from JJ Redick as the West regional in Anaheim.

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[VO-NAT]

and Steve Mason checks in with some March Madness advice - "Keep Your Guard Up" in the tournament.
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-139 10834tc]
[GRAPHIC=express]


The Roanoke Express exploded for 6 goals last night and as result the team is right back in the thick of things in the ultra-competitive Northeast division. Roanoke is tied for third with Trenton with 84 points.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]

This afternoon Roanoke's Jason Jaffray was named to the ECHL's all-rookie team. The 21 year old is socring machine with 83 points coming on 33 goals and 40 assists. He leads all rookies in the ECHL in scoring, and 7th overall in the entire league.
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[S-NCAA]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-140 11154TC]
[GRAPHIC=MEN'S FINAL FOUR]

The Road to the final four resumes tomorrow night with action from the Sweet 16 here on Your Hometown Station.
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[GO TO PINNACLE 12998 ] Kentucky and Wisconsin will get the evening started tomorrow at 7 in the Midwest. Then around ten o'clock we head to Anaheim, California for Duke and Kansas from the super tough west region.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=WHEN WE SAW....]
[SUPER=01-J.J. Redick/Averaging 15 Points a Game;:00]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=...THE TOUGHEST REGION."]
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[GO TO FRIDAY PINNACLE 12999] The Friday doubleheader has Texas and U-Conn followed up by Maryland and Michigan State - right here on WDBJ-7.
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[S-Guard]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-144 39:13]
[GRAPHIC=NCAA final 4]


The two key returning players from the defending national championship Maryland Terrapins are guards Steve Blake and Drew Nicholas. Steve Mason has more on this crucial position.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Pete Gillen/UVa Head Basketball Coach; :11]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :17]
[SUPER=01-Gary Williams/Maryland Head Basketball Coach; :35(QUICK)]
[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC; :50]
[SUPER=01-Steve Blake/John Wooden Award Finalist; 1:01]
[SUPER=01-Justin Gray/Wake Forest Point Guard; 1:24(QUICK)]
[RUNS=1:40]
[OUT Q=....news 7 sports"]
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((Virginia was 12 and 7 with Keith Jenifer and 3 and 7 without him. A point can be made that even without a mediocre guard like Jenifer, a team can fall a part. ((PETE GILLEN/UVA HEAD BASKETBALL COACH:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((GARY WILLIAMS:))
Running the national championship table equips Blake with the ability to run a college team better than any other point guard in the country, that means knowing when to get serious and stay loose. ((STEVE BLAKE:)) The 1999 Oak Hill graduate is a four time all ACC selection. Wake Forest Justin Gray, who also played at Oak Hill, is only in his first year but made the all conference freshman team. ((:))

Duke's Chris Duhon is 10th in the nation in assists. Steve Mason News 7 sports.))[S-Hagan]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-148 19:45]
[GRAPHIC=UVa]


Virginia punter Tom Hagan will miss the rest of the baseball season, but he should be ready for football.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]

Hagan, who averaged 37 yards on 62 punts last season, is slated to have surgery. The freshman separated his shoulder early last week while playing left field for the baseball team. His injury came as he was leading the team with a .386 batting average.
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[S-Maroons]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-143 47:26]
[GRAPHIC=Softball]


The Roanoke College softball team is 12 and 3 on the season, a pretty good record considering the Maroons have played several ranked teams already.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


Roanoke has played four teams rated in the top 15 in the country. Roanoke has finished the last three seasons ranked sixth twice and 11th in the nation. Taking on tough opponents during the course of the season prepares the Maroons for the playoffs.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Amy Zachary/Roanoke Catcher; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jessica Worsham/Roanoke Pitcher; :12]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=......ranked teams"]
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